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Table 1 Recruitment, refusals, eligibility, and later study losses

From: Aiming to increase birth weight: a randomised trial of pre-pregnancy information, advice and counselling in inner-urban Melbourne

Recruitment, randomisation and losses Intervention Comparison
Women approached 842 846
Refused -65 -44
Agreed to participation, recruited and randomised 777 802
Ineligible post randomisation   
Moved before 1st contact -44 -40
Pregnant before 1st contact -33 -30
Baby was a 2nd or later child -15 -14
Ineligible and/or refused prior to trial Total -92 Total -84
Eligible and consenting to participation 685 718
Subsequent loss to the study   
Decision not to have another child -12 -19
No 2nd pregnancy by end 1994 -108 -114
Lost to follow-up -173 -191
Ineligible or lost to follow-up of those eligible and consenting Total -293 Total -324
Study completion 392 394